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a group of animal DNA viruses including viruses of ducks and woodchucks and squirrels and others as well as the virus causing hepatitis B in humans

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Hepatitis B is a DNA virus classified as a hepadnavirus, which replicates in the liver but is found in other sites of the body.
The lack of detection of BtHV in bats from the other 5 species may be due to the limited numbers of bats sampled (although no evidence of hepadnavirus was found in any of the 176 R.
Isolation of a hepadnavirus from the woolly monkey, a New World primate.
Whereas we previously thought of hepadnavirus evolution on time-scales of only a few thousand years, this paper shows that the true time-scale is in fact many million years.